Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, and Waterfalls in the Fall

UPDATE: As of December 17, 2017, this workshop is sold out. Please check out our other workshops. FYI this workshop sells out fast every year, so if you want it for 2019, let us know now.

If you like the mountains, fall colors, waterfalls, reflections in the lake, and the occasional brown bear or mountain goat, you will love this workshop! We’re staying in two great locations, and have a private chef to cater to our dining needs, thus allowing us to focus on photography during the best times of the day. We’ll be spending time on both the west and east sides of the mountains, allowing us to better capture the variety of this incredible park. We’ll visit many of the spectacular locations at the perfect times, such as St Mary Lake, Two Medicine, Many Glacier, Logan Pass, and more!

Join Muench Workshops pro Juan Pons, who will lead you through the park during peak fall colors. This workshop features intensive photographic instruction in the field from sunrise to sunset, and beyond. Critiques, post-processing instruction, and night photography as well. We’ve carefully chosen these dates to get maximum peak fall colors, and we should also be able to shoot some of the darkest skies in the West for the best photographic experience.

With his intimate knowledge of the area, Juan will guide you to the prime locations at the right times, so you can concentrate on learning composition and technique in the field. There will be ample time to explore many landscape photography techniques such as long exposures with ND filters, exposure bracketing for HDR, panoramic, motion blur, and more. At this time of year most lodges and restaurants are closed. Not to worry, we have secured lodges, and we bring our own chef with us, so we eat amazing food on our own schedule. Chef Dean has been with us on numerous workshops as Muench Chef, and consistently gets rave reviews!

Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.


Glacier National Park




September 22–28, 2018

Fitness Level:

Short hikes on paths and occasionally uneven ground and moderate elevation gain.

Your Pros:

Sold Out

The scenery was absolutely inspiring and breathtaking. We had a great group of guests and instructors and phenomenal weather conditions for all of the shoots.
— Joseph Wu, Iceland '14, Utah '14, Palouse '15, Iceland '16

Itinerary and General Information

September 22, 2018: Meet in Kalispell Hotel at 5:00 PM for orientation followed by dinner at nearby restaurant. Plan your flight to arrive in Kalispell no later than 3:00 PM on the 22nd. If you wish to arrive earlier, please let us know and we'll gladly secure a room for you.

September 23, 2018: Leave hotel early and drive to Lake McDonald for morning shoot. Sunset shoot up on Logan Pass.

September 24, 2018: Sunrise shoot at Lake McDonald followed by breakfast and image review. Early lunch then afternoon shoot along river and sunset shoot up on Logan Pass or other location to be determined by guides based on weather. Possible night shoot up in Logan Pass.

September 25, 2018: Sunrise shoot at Apgar on the shores of Lake McDonald. Breakfast, then drive to East Glacier. After checking in, image review followed by sunset shoot at St Mary Lake.

September 26, 2018: Sunrise shoot at Many Glacier along with breakfast in the field to give us the opportunity to hike up to a waterfall near Many Glacier. Back to cabins for afternoon break and early dinner followed by sunset shoot, location TBD. Possible night shoot at St Mary Lake.

September 27, 2018: Sunrise shoot at Two Medicine followed by hunt for fall color along the eastern border of the park. Lunch break and image review followed by sunset shoot, location TBD.

September 28, 2018: Following sunrise shoot and breakfast, depart for Kalispell airport. Flights out can leave anytime after 3:00 PM.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask!)
  • All meals by our private chef during the workshop
  • All transportation during the workshop
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction
  • Inspiration, fun and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Kalispell, Montana. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Travel and trip cancelation insurance. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,500 USD will hold your spot on this workshop. Balance of $3,495 will be due June 1, 2018. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us

Additional Information

This workshop fills up fast every year, so don't wait, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Glacier National Park! Got questions?